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Ben McKenzie (III)

Ben McKenzie was born Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan in Austin, Texas on September 12, 1978, to Mary Frances (Victory), a poet, and Pieter Meade Schenkkan, an attorney. His uncle is playwright Robert Schenkkan. Ben is of Dutch Jewish (from his paternal grandfather), English, and Scottish descent. He attended Austin High School, and played wide ... See full bio »

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Gotham James Gordon
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The O.C. Ryan Atwood
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 2014-2018 Gotham (TV Series)
James Gordon
- Episode #4.18 (2018) ... James Gordon
- Mandatory Brunch Meeting (2018) ... James Gordon
- One Of My Three Soups (2018) ... James Gordon
- A Dark Knight: Reunion (2018) ... James Gordon
 2017 The Accidental Wolf (TV Series)
- Nancy (2017) ... Charlie
 2016 Gotham Stories (TV Series)
James Gordon
- Chapter 5 (2016) ... James Gordon (voice)
- Chapter 3 (2016) ... James Gordon (voice)
- Chapter 2 (2016) ... James Gordon (voice)
- Chapter 1 (2016) ... James Gordon (voice)
- Chapter 4 (2016) ... James Gordon (voice)
 2014/II Some Kind of Beautiful
 2014 Judy Greer Is the Best Friend (Short)
 2013 The Advocates (TV Movie)
Henry Bird
 2013 Goodbye World
Nick Randworth
 2013 Men at Work (TV Series)
- Tyler the Pioneer (2013) ... Bryan
 2009-2013 Southland (TV Series)
Officer Ben Sherman
- Reckoning (2013) ... Officer Ben Sherman
- Chaos (2013) ... Officer Ben Sherman
- The Felix Paradox (2013) ... Officer Ben Sherman
- Heroes (2013) ... Officer Ben Sherman
- Bleed Out (2013) ... Officer Ben Sherman
 2012 Adventures in the Sin Bin
 2011 Batman: Year One (Video)
Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)
 2011 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (TV Series)
- The Wild Brood (2011) ... Odnarb (voice)
 2009 The Eight Percent (Short)
John Keller
 2008 Johnny Got His Gun
Joe Bonham
 2003-2007 The O.C. (TV Series)
Ryan Atwood
- The End's Not Near, It's Here (2007) ... Ryan Atwood
- The Night Moves (2007) ... Ryan Atwood
- The Shake Up (2007) ... Ryan Atwood
- The Case of the Franks (2007) ... Ryan Atwood
- The Groundhog Day (2007) ... Ryan Atwood
 2007 88 Minutes
Mike Stempt (as Benjamin McKenzie)
 2005 Junebug
 2004 MADtv (TV Series)
Ryan Atwood
- Episode #9.22 (2004) ... Ryan Atwood
 2003 JAG (TV Series)
Petty Officer Spencer
- Empty Quiver (2003) ... Petty Officer Spencer (as Benjamin McKenzie)
 2002 The District (TV Series)
Tim Ruskin
- Faith (2002) ... Tim Ruskin (as Benjamin McKenzie)
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Benjamin McKenzie | Benjamin Schenkkan


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This whole scene is very strange. It's a very strange town and a very strange business, and it has a tendency to creep me out. Ryan's relationship with Orange County is very similar to my relationship with L.A.: fabulous wealth, and odd people behaving oddly, and I'm definitely a bit overwhelmed. I hope I'm hiding it well. See more »


Mother: Frances Schenkkan will begin the master's program in creative writing at the University of Texas in the fall. She's been a newspaper reporter and editor, and in the 1980s she served on the Austin Planning Commission and the board of the Austin Child Guidance Center. She is a recipient of the Adele Steiner Burleson prize in poetry at the university. She and husband Pieter have three sons, ... See more »

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